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Helen Cecilia Maraldo

June 17, 1922 - July 9, 2018 Avondale, PA | Age 96 Loving Mother, Sister and Friend.

HELEN CECILIA MARALDO, age 96, of Avondale, PA, passed away on Monday, July 9, 2018 at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital.  She was the wife of Ernest Maraldo who passed away in 2011, and with whom she shared 64 years of marriage.

Born in Wilmington, DE, she was the daughter of the late Nazareno Antonini and the late Giovanina DeSantis Antonini.

She was an Insurance Broker for State Farm Insurance for over 30 years retiring in 2000.

Helen was an amazing woman. Incredibly talented, kind and compassionate, she had a zest for life. She was a fabulous cook, she loved gardening—her rose garden was her pride and joy—and her daughters, Pam and Donna, were the apple of her eye. She loved to dance and often people left the dance floor to watch while she and her husband, Ernest whirled around in a waltz or a polka. She was a very wise woman, so many people learned many life’s lessons from her. One of her favorites: Never say “I can’t. Because what you really mean is I won’t. You can do and be anything you set your mind to.” She loved her years at State Farm, and volunteering at the Kennett Senior Center, she loved to entertain and had a wide circle of friends .

One of ten children, she  is survived by her brother Rudy, her children, Pam and Donna and Donna’s husband, Lou Scarborough.

You are invited to visit with her family and friends from 11:00 to 1:00 on Friday morning, July 13, 2018 at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA. Her Funeral service will follow at 1:00. Burial will be in St, Patrick’s Cemetery, Route 82, Kennett Square, PA.

In memory of Helen, you can send flowers or the family welcomes contributions to the Brackenville Center, 100 Saint Claire Drive, Hockessin, Delaware 19707

To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit www.griecocares.com


Message from the Family

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Memorial Donations

Brackenville Center


In memory of Helen, you can send flowers or the family welcomes contributions to the
Brackenville Center
100 Saint Claire Drive
Hockessin, Delaware 19707

Services

Visitation

July 13, 2018 11:00-1:00 Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA

Funeral Mass

July 13, 2018 1:00 Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA

Burial

July 13, 2018 St. Patrick's Cemetery
Route 82
Kennett Square, PA

Guestbook

  1. Dear Donna,
    I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your mother. She sounds like she was an incredible person and lived a very full life. Please know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers as you navigate through this difficult time.

    Shelby Olson | July 13, 2018 at 2:30 PM
  2. Donna,

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom! Our sincere condolences to you and your family at this difficult time!

    Richard and Mary Libutti

    Richard Libutti | July 13, 2018 at 1:46 PM
  3. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful Mom, Donna. I loved reading about her – how she loved to dance and she loved life. My sincere sympathies to you & your family.

    Karen Schneider | July 13, 2018 at 12:09 PM
  4. Pam and family,

    Fond memories. So sorry for your loss.
    Warm and wonderful person.

    Joe Donohoe

    Joe Donohoe | July 13, 2018 at 8:54 AM
  5. Donna & Lou, Pam and the Maraldo Family,
    Our deepest sympathy and sorrow for the loss of your loved one, Helen. She was a very kind and loving wife, mother, sister and friend.
    She will be missed.

    Raymond and Donna Poniatowski | July 13, 2018 at 5:42 AM
  6. Donna and Pam,
    With our deepest sorrow and regrets for the loss of your mother. She was a very kind and loving woman.

    Raymond and Donna Poniatowski | July 13, 2018 at 5:12 AM

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